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FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters at the end of a visit to a Social Security Institute hospital that will be converted to receive patients infected with the new coronavirus, in the Coyoacan borough of Mexico City. Lopez Obrador said Thursday, July 30, 2020, that he is creating a central national purchasing and distribution agency for medicines, vaccines and medical equipment amid persistent shortages during the pandemic and the arrest of a doctor who advised a patient's family to buy their own medications. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico inaugurates dam that is flooding Indigenous sites

Aug. 5, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated a dam in northern Mexico on Wednesday even though work was symbolically suspended by anthropologists because it is flooding thousand-year-old Indigenous sites containing rock carvings and the remains of pre-Hispanic dwellings. ...

A rainbow shines over the new San Giorgio Bridge in Genoa, Italy, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Two years ago this month, a stretch of roadbed collapsed on Genoa's Morandi Bridge, sending cars and trucks plunging to dry riverbed below and ending 43 lives. On Monday, Italy's president journeys to Genoa for a ceremony to inaugurate a replacement bridge. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Genoa has new bridge 2 years after collapse that killed 43

Aug. 3, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — With a rainbow as a backdrop, Italy's president inaugurated a replacement bridge Monday in Genoa, but families of those killed when the Morandi Bridge collapsed boycotted the ceremony along with the firefighters who pulled many of the 43 dead from smashed cars and trucks. Two years ago...

New Natchez, Miss., Mayor Dan Gibson, left, presents a flag to outgoing Mayor Darryl Grennell, Friday, July 24, 2020. The flag features the official seal of the City of Natchez. Gibson hopes to have the flag adopted as the new city flag. (Ben Hillyer/The Natchez Democrat via AP)

Ex-GOP governor hopeful becomes Democratic mayor of Natchez

Jul. 25, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A man who once ran as a Republican for Mississippi governor has become the new Democratic mayor of Natchez, and this is the second city where he has held the top job. Mayor Dan Gibson and members of the Natchez Board of Aldermen were inaugurated Friday. Gibson succeeds Darryl...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, takes part in Friday prayers in Hagia Sophia, at the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Friday, July 24, 2020. Fulfilling a dream of his Islamic-oriented youth, Erdogan joined hundreds of worshipers for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship. The conversion of the edifice, has led to an international outcry. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

Jul. 24, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Fulfilling a dream of his Islamic-oriented youth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined hundreds of worshipers Friday for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom’s most significant cathedrals, a mosque...

FILE - In this Sunday March 4, 2007, file photo, from left, Brown Chapel AME Church Pastor James Jackson, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Rev. Clete Kiley, hold hands and sing at the end of a church service in Selma, Ala., on the commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

Rights activists, political leaders mourn Rep. John Lewis

Jul. 18, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

Rights activists, politicians from both parties and many other people touched by the legacy of John Lewis mourned the congressman and pillar of the civil rights movement Saturday, lauding the strength, courage and kindness of a man whose lifelong struggle against racial discrimination took him from a bridge in...

CORRECTS POLITICAL PARTY FROM REPUBLICAN TO DEMOCRAT - FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2007 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in his office on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'

Jul. 18, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn’t care much for what he had to say. A son of Alabama sharecroppers, the...

CORRECTS POLITICAL PARTY FROM REPUBLICAN TO DEMOCRAT - FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2007 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in his office on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Remembering John Lewis, rights icon and `American hero'

Jul. 18, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn’t care much for what he had to say. A son of Alabama sharecroppers, the...

Trump transition panel agrees to fine over NJ registration

Jul. 14, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Monday he reached a deal with President Donald Trump's transition committee stemming from a lawsuit alleging the organization failed to properly register in the state. Trump for America Inc. faces a $30,000 penalty, though $27,500 of it...

From left, Director of the Liaison Office and National Security Adviser to the Committee for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Luo Huining, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, former Hong Kong Chief Executives Tung Chee-hwa and Leung Chun-ying and head of the Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong Zheng Yanxiong attend an opening ceremony for the China's new Office for Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. China's new national security office in Hong Kong got off to an early start on Wednesday with an official opening amidst heavy police presence. The new Chinese office in Hong Kong has taken over the Metropark Hotel, owned by the China Travel Service, in the now fashionable neighborhood of Tai Hang, close to Causeway Bay. (Hong Kong Government Information Services via AP)

Hong Kong inaugurates Beijing's national security office

Jul. 8, 2020 1:55 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Beijing’s national security office was inaugurated in Hong Kong on Wednesday, just over a week after China's central government imposed a tough new law on the city that critics view as a further deterioration of freedoms promised to the former British colony. The inauguration came...

Malawi's new president urges all to root out corruption

Jul. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera has been inaugurated Monday in a small ceremony, following a last-minute change from a stadium event in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of a ceremony at the 40,000-seat stadium, about 100 people...